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Book of Wisdom

Post by Trollperle on Tue May 02, 2017 5:20 pm

It arrived cheers cheers cheers

And I am so so so so happy with it!!!!

As I can not draw nor sculpt, I used what I am good at to describe my idea of a book of wisdom: Words. My entry was for a book that looks old and leatherbound for it would symbolize wisdom. Sita took these words and added her creativity and created this wonderful piece of art Love

A book for me is wisdom and the chance to learn and do better because of it. It is also my means of creativity as I do write, myself.

Sita chose the motif on the front and it was inspired by Norse mythology and the Överhogdal Tapestries. I googled them and found most wonderful pictures of this really old tapestries here:
https://www.google.de/search?q=%C3%B6verhogdal+tapestry&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiO1KCmvNHTAhXQKVAKHRoyB_MQsAQIQA&biw=1388&bih=620
I so love the symbol of a tree and I especially love that it is different from other trees of wisdom. And I also love that it has no title, because this way it can be everybody´s own book. Sita told me that for her it has blank pages so that we may write our own story and history and that I love most about it, for there are stories and there is wisdom in all of us Love As all Faerybeads it has a mystic aura about it that is deep and powerful. I absolutely love it Love

But please see for yourselves:







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Post by Kathleen on Tue May 02, 2017 5:41 pm

Congrats with this great design Trollperle !!
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Post by Puschkin63 on Tue May 02, 2017 6:52 pm

absolutely beautiful! Love it
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Post by Blairkj on Tue May 02, 2017 8:33 pm

Awesome! Love it!
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Post by Cloverbead on Tue May 02, 2017 8:50 pm

It's really beautiful and the perfect size. Congratulations!!!!

love it and can't wait to buy it Smile
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Post by chestersnickers on Tue May 02, 2017 9:50 pm

Congratulations Trollperle! It is  beautiful .Love
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Post by plumbun on Wed May 03, 2017 1:14 am

wauw! i'm speechless. congratulations, m'dear!! you are most deserving, truly!!
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Post by Smaug on Wed May 03, 2017 2:51 am

Delighted that it arrived and that you like it!

Thank you so much for allowing me to turn your idea into this bead. Smack

The creation of this bead has been a wonderful journey. I meant to give it additional meaning in applying a familiar and fitting symbol for this bead representing the Book of Wisdom, which indeed, to me is not just a book to be read but just as much to be written: a book with Tabula Rasa - blank pages - describing your own story and wisdom gathered, validated through the years, ages.

Then, a few weeks ago I finally recalled why I had been searching for this symbol, this specific Tree of Life - Yggdrasil, depicted on a famous tapestry from the Viking Age. It was your book "Hagalaz" that had been on my mind when contemplating the final design. I'd once seen a picture of the Överhogdal tapestry but it was over 30 years ago and it took me some time to remember how it was called and to find better pictures of it.

Enjoy your bead and I hope it instills many pleasant, fruitful contemplations and inspirits you to add your wisdom.
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Post by Mini Gnome on Wed May 03, 2017 3:45 am

Wow, that is stunningly gorgeous! I love it with the amber and the other silvers you paired it with - it make you want to be able to crack the cover and read the little pages inside.... Great job!!
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Post by strike on Wed May 03, 2017 3:53 am

A fantastic idea executed perfectly! I am so thrilled that you have your book of wisdom and that others can find their own soon, too I love you
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Post by Mouseoncheese on Wed May 03, 2017 10:32 am

Well done Trolperle and Sita: you make a brilliantly design team!

This is by far the best book bead I have seen. I love the thoughts behind the design and the meanings and the execution of it is lovely.
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Post by LindaJo on Wed May 03, 2017 3:58 pm

Holy gamoley, that is fantastic. Trollperle and Sita, you put together a perfect bead.
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Post by Mayaa on Wed May 03, 2017 9:18 pm

I'm so excited for both of you, such nice team work! This is so cool!! As you can probably tell i really like it cheers I love you cheers
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Re: Book of Wisdom

Post by Trollperle on Thu May 04, 2017 6:21 am

Thank you for your lovely comments, my dears Love Hug

And most of all Thank you so very much again to Sita. I am so so happy with this lovely meaningful bead Very Happy Love
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Post by reltan on Thu May 04, 2017 9:50 am

Yes!!! The perfect bead!!
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Post by Beady-Eyed on Thu May 04, 2017 2:40 pm

Great idea and so perfectly executed! Congratulations! cheers
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Post by minty on Sat May 06, 2017 3:52 pm

Wonderful bead and story behind the making, I love the tapestries that inspired the symbol on the cover. I also like the idea with the book having blank pages so that everyone can create his or her own story. You can be really proud Trollperle for such a wonderful bead and also Sita for taking Trollperle's words and making them into a bead.

Hugs to you all. Group hug
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Post by Maaike on Wed May 17, 2017 9:12 pm

I like books, I read a lot. The bead is a beauty Very Happy

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